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Finally got my Hofner.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Harper, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Harper

    Harper

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    After 20 years of wanting I finally scored a Hofner!

    I ended up going with a Contemporary, ordered from North Coast. I went with the teacups, Hofner Strap, and Beatle Bass LaBellas and couldn't possibly be happier. It's a VERY nice bass for the cash; I've played the Icon, and while I realize that tastes vary I don't even think they are in the same ball park as this.

    I'll post pics when I get the chance.
  2. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

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    North Coast Music does a very nice set up on the Hofners they sell. I suspect that it is the set up that contributes greatly to your preference of the CT over the Icon/ignition. In my experience, they are very close in playability and tone. The CT does look better in my opinion.

    Congrats on a great bass.
  3. Matt R.

    Matt R. Supporting Member

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    Love those LaBellas. I've had a set on my German lefty Club since I got it. They feel and sound great.:bassist:
  4. philtoler

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    I have a CT with LaBella flats. For me the main thing which gives it the edge over other Beatle Basses is the solid core - the extra sustain makes it so much more versatile without affecting that lovely woody tone too much.
  5. Harper

    Harper

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    You may be right about the North Coast set up making the difference; they are aces in my book.
  6. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats I love my CT I had the Labella Flats on it then went with some Pyramid flats love both.
  7. Biggbass

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    Welcome to the 500/1 CT club!
  8. 4-string

    4-string Supporting Member

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    Love my Icon with the LaBella Beatle flats, way more than I ever thought I would.

    Enjoy! :)
  9. Rob Martinez

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    My Hofner Icon is just perfect with the LaBella flats! Congrats on your purchase!

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